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About Us

Life Enhancement specializes in providing psychotherapy, coaching and essentials designed to support your emotional health.  Ours is a private practice in Hanover, MA.

We are pleased to introduce you to our team:





LeShelle Woodard, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Woodard has more than two decades of experience working with individuals, couples and families. She is skilled in providing many forms of counseling and coaching services that help with improving relationships, resolving conflict, recognition and effective use of one's strengths.  Additionally, with her coaching and psychotherapy clients, she uses behavioral and body based interventions to tame anxiety, build confidence and inner strengths.  Dr. Woodard is known for her warmth, active engagement and giving direct feedback aimed at fostering self-knowledge, insight and inner growth.  Learn more about Dr. Woodard via Boston Voyager's Spotlight article.  

Education: PhD, University of MA Boston; MA, University of MA Boston
Professional Affiliations:  Member of the American Psychological Association; Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, University of MA Boston


Mia Gardner, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Gardner specializes in family interventions with an emphasis on children, adolescents, and family centered concerns.  Ms. Gardner has worked with various school systems to provide families with the support needed to help students of all ages (preschool through college) thrive.  When working with clients Ms. Gardner emphasizes building of coping skills, thinking and reasoning skills, effective communication and building of a positive sense of self.  Ms. Gardner works children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Learn more about Ms. Gardner:  Team Spotlight

Education:  Boston University School of Social Work

Lisa Taleas, MSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Taleas specializes in holistic care.  She uses a combination of traditional cognitive and behavioral therapies along with non-traditional techniques such as yoga and mindfulness meditation to foster growth.  Mounting neurological and psychological evidence demonstrate the effectiveness of such non-traditional treatment as effective in improving psychological and physical health.  Resolution of anxiety, depression, and obsessive thinking patterns are some of the primary outcomes for Ms. Taleas' psychotherapy clients.  Additionally, her psychotherapy and coaching clients gain improved sense of presence, self-awareness and effective interpersonal functioning.  Ms. Taleas works with adolescents and adults.  

Education:  University of New Hampshire


Kathleen Gibbs, M.Ed.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ms. Gibbs is our family systems expert.  Unlike many clinicians who work with families, Ms. Gibbs professional training is focused specifically on the family unit.  Ms. Gibbs excels with assisting couples and families in recognizing and changing challenging dynamics with the goal of resolving conflict and creating an enhanced sense of love and belonging between couples and family members.  Additionally, Ms. Gibbs works with women individually with a focus on empowerment within the present family system or to assist with overcoming persisting family of origin related difficulties. 

Education: University of MA Boston


Julie Grant, MSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker  

Ms. Grant is a resiliency expert who focuses on excelling throughout one’s life.  Individuals seek Ms. Grant’s assistance with navigating challenging or unexpected events, situations and transitions.  People who desire assistance with overcoming the impact of past or present relationship conflicts, environmental stressor and other forms of adversity also benefit from Ms. Grant’s expertise.  Cognitive behavioral therapies, including specialized therapies such as DBT and prolonged exposure, are Ms. Grant’s treatments of choice.  Ms. Grant works with children, adolescents, adults and couples.

Education:  Bridgewater State University

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